State Fair Cinnamon Rolls
These Cinnamon Rolls are truly amazing! If you love gooey cinnamon rolls then you will definitely love these. I have a secret ingredient that makes these rolls sooo good.
Ingredients For the Dough:
1 cup warm milk (about 110 to 115 degrees)
2 1/2 tsp instant dry active yeast (I use the quick rise)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup melted butter
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I use bread flour)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
For the Filling:
1/2 cup butter almost melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup heavy cream (for pouring over the risen rolls)
For the Frosting:
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tbsp cold water or milk
1. Put the yeast and 1 tsp of the sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and pour the warm milk overtop. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes until it begins to foam.
2. Add the eggs, butter, salt, and the rest of the sugar.
3. Add the flour and mix using the dough hook until the ingredients are well combined.
4. Beat the dough on medium speed for 5 to 7 minutes or until the dough is elastic and smooth. 5. Remove the dough from the bowl, then spay the bowl with cooking spray, and place the dough back and cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise.
6. Allow the dough to rise about 30 minutes to an hour until the dough has doubled in size.
7. While the dough is rising, prepare the filling. In a medium bowl, combine the soft butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, mixing until well combined. Set aside.
8. Sprinkle the table with flour and turn the dough out and sprinkle the top of the dough with additional flour.
9. Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough to about a 12 x 15 rectangle.
10. Spread the filling evenly over the surface of the dough rectangle.
11. Start rolling the dough up tightly, jelly roll style, from the long end.
12. Cut into slices and place in a greased sheet tray. (you will get anywhere from 12 to 16 rolls depending on how thick your slices are)
13. Cover the rolls and allow them to rise for 20 minutes or until nearly doubled.
14. Once rolls have risen, pour the warmed heavy cream over the rolls, allowing it to soak down in and around the rolls.
15. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, until the rolls are lightly golden brown and the center rolls are cooked through.
16. While the rolls are cooling, prepare the frosting. Mix together melted butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Add 1 to 2 tbsp of cold water or milk to get the consistency of a thick glaze. I sometimes add additional powdered sugar just enough until it is creamy. You can't really mess up, just keep mixing until the frosting is how you want it.
17. Spread frosting over the cooled rolls.
18. Eat and Enjoy!
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